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Release Blitz: Under the Arabian Sky by Robin Knight

Under the Arabian Sky | Robin Knight

A Love Abroad Story

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Release Date: May 17th, 2023

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Find Love Abroad Under the Arabian Sky…

Arthur Somersby is an expert in sand. Working as an arenologist at Oxford University, it’s Arthur’s job to gather research and data on the movement and molecular structure of sand, blending geology, chemistry and biology into one specialty science. But while Arthur’s colleagues conduct their work around the globe — from the Sahara to the Kalahari and beyond — a tragedy in Arthur’s past prevents him from wanting to leave the safety of his office.

That is until one of his colleagues goes missing, presumed dead, and Arthur is called upon to take his place in the distant Arab nation of Oman.

It is there upon the shipless oceans of sand that Arthur meets falcon veterinarian Tariq Hassan. And while the desert heat ignites an instant spark between the two men, a clash of cultures could mean their Arabian love affair is over before it’s even begun.

Can two strangers from opposite worlds overcome the Middle East’s tightly-held religious beliefs and find a way to love one another? Can a connection be made between the science of sand and the spirituality of the desert? Will Arthur’s past and centuries-old traditions keep two souls apart, or will Arthur and Tariq find their happily-ever-after… Under the Arabian Sky?

Under the Arabian Sky is a 40k-word MM romance that will transport you to the deserts of Arabia from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. It can be read as part of the Love Abroad collection or as a stand-alone romance.

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Excerpt

As we drove over dunes, the bird in the back remained peaceful and silent, as though the hood or the hum of the car was enough to keep the poor thing calm and collected.

“What happened to her, anyway? The falcon, I mean.”

“Her wing was broken. Someone found her on the side of a mountain road and called me. She was in terrible shape when I took her in. She must have been clipped by something travelling pretty fast. I’ve had her for four months, but now she’s ready to return to her world. She just wants to fly. She just wants to be free.” He glanced at me and added, “Don’t we all?”

“Free? Yes. Fly? Not so much.”

“You don’t like flying?”

“No. It’s a long story.”

“I imagine flying must be an incredible experience. Taking off, soaring over the clouds, watching the earth pass by far below. I can picture it so clearly in my mind.”

“You’ve never flown before?”

Tariq shook his head. “I’ve never left Oman. My life is here. My work is here. My family is here.”

I felt my heart sink a little. So, Tariq had a family. Instantly I had a vision of him with his wife and children at home. Don’t get me wrong, I was happy for him. But I guess my gaydar got a little ahead of itself and got my hopes up in the process.

Not that I had come to Oman looking for company. Far from it.

I suppose I was just momentarily taken aback by those eyes.

Those dimples.

That embrace when he pulled me to my feet and held me steady.

I tried to concentrate on the conversation. “So where exactly are you taking her? The falcon, that is.”

“One of the rocky outcrops. Somewhere with shelter and shade in case she needs to rest her wing. But also a place with rodents and lizards and snakes. She needs to hunt.”

“There are snakes out here?”

“Don’t worry, they’re mostly harmless. Except for the saw-scaled viper. One bite from that snake is enough to kill two people.”

“Seriously?”

“Just stay out of their way and they’ll stay out of yours. Besides, you’ve already got one wound.”

At the mention of it, I touched my fingers to the sticky cut on my temple and winced.

“Don’t touch it,” he warned me. “You’ll get it infected. Let a doctor do the touching.”

“Okay, okay.”

“What are you doing out here anyway? Aside from causing traffic accidents.”

“I’m an arenologist.”

“A what?”

“An arenologist. I study sand, its paths, its patterns, its composition and layers… I’m the life of every dinner party.”

“I imagine you would be.”

“I was kidding.”

“I’m being serious. Sand is fascinating.”

“Thank you… I like to think so. Although you do live in the desert, so I think you’re kind of biased on the subject.”

“You may be right, but nobody can deny that the desert is a spiritual place.”

I raised one eyebrow. “Spiritual? I guess that’s where we differ.”

“How so?”

“When I see the desert, I’m looking at it from a scientific viewpoint.”

He laughed. “So, to you, sand is simply something to study?”

“Yes… and no. There’s actually nothing simple about it. Arenology is one of the few studies that spans several sciences. I’m not only working within the field of geology, but there are many crossovers with chemistry and biology as well. People don’t realise how important sand is to the balance of nature.”

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About the Author

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Robin Knight is the author of gay fiction novels, novellas, and short stories, ranging in genre from gay adventure, gay romance, gay suspense, and gay comedies.

The heroes of Robin’s books love to spend their time jumping off the page, stumbling through misadventures, and falling in love.

Robin has worked in advertising, politics, journalism, and event management, but nothing is as fun as telling stories.

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Blog Tour: Illegal Motion by Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett

Illegal Motion | Rheland Richmond & Emerson Beckett

The Package Deal Series #4

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Release Date: February 13th, 2023

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Callum Kennedy

I should have known behind that deep sexy southern drawl, and beautiful face lived the world’s biggest asshole.

I’ve tried my damnedest to put him behind me. But it was hard to do when I saw his face every night in my dreams and couldn’t forget how he worked my body over.

It was okay. I had my work as a vet, my equine rescue to manage, and my friends. I’d forget him or work myself to death trying.

Except there’s one problem.

Turns out he’s the new free-agent running back who just signed a one-year deal with the Portland Pirates. The infamous Declan Miller has turned my world upside down and reinserted his unforgettable self back into my life for the next year.

Declan’s the last person I want help from, but it looks like I don’t have a choice.

Declan Miller

When I walked into Alejandro’s Bar that night in late July, I never expected to meet someone my first night in town.

But the sexy guy with wavy dark blond hair and hazel-green eyes sitting alone at the bar caught my attention immediately. Or maybe it was the way he was sniffing his own shirt.

After a night of the best sex of my life, I knew I had to push him away. I wasn’t doing relationships anymore, and this gorgeous, funny man had the power to break me.

But when I find out my unforgettable hookup is part of my new friend group, Dr. Callum Kennedy wants nothing to do with me until he has no choice but to let me help.

Illegal Motion is an MM sports romance and the fourth book in The Package Deal Series about the hot single dads of the Portland Pirates football team.

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Before fully processing Jackson’s words, I heard that voice that sent shivers down my spine. Was I hallucinating? I looked at the beer in my hand and read the label. Nope, no hard liquor.

“Who’s from Kentucky?” The southern drawl drew me in like flies to honey and caused my spine to stiffen. There was no fucking way he could be here.

Jackson glanced at him. “I was talking about you, asshole. Come and meet my friend. He’s the vet I told you about with the horses.”

The scent of apples and vanilla hit me before I looked up into those deep brown eyes. My pulse sped up as I tried to calm my frazzled nerves. I just might fucking pass out.

Or punch the smug fucker.

Jackson was oblivious to my near stroke. I only had a split second to figure out how to play this moment, and I was sure it was probably the wrong way.

But the look on his face was priceless. His eyes widened as he took me in. I’d never been happier that I’d started working out at the gym. Maybe he was going to be the one to pass out.

“Declan, this is Dr. Callum Kennedy. Callum, this is our new running back, Declan Miller.”

I know Jackson was expecting the standard greeting among strangers. And I wasn’t going to give this asshole the satisfaction of knowing he’d affected me so deeply with his brush-off.

So I steeled my spine, stood straight up, and met his eyes. I held out my hand to shake his. I tried to be my regular cordial self, but I failed quickly.

I sighed. “So, you’re the new running back.”

Declan looked at my hand and brought his to mine to shake. I would have sworn there was an electrical storm from the electricity arcing through my body.

“And you’re the vet I’ve heard so much about.”

Our eyes stayed locked on each other as I withdrew my hand from his. I watched his face as he sifted through the memories of that night. His eyes dilated, and the sexy bastard gave me the same grin he had that night at Alejandro’s. I would have been fine to play it as if we’d never met before. I could ignore him.

But I frowned as the fucker let his eyes roam all over my body before he sucked in his bottom lip as he smiled at me. I would bet my truck that if I looked down, his cock would be hard as steel.

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About the Authors

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For as long as she can remember, Rheland’s had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else’s creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.

Writing has always been a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or published pile but needed to be written at the time.

She’s just a girl that loved stories so much she decided to write hers.

Rheland would love to hear from her readers and learn more about y’all. So if you get a chance… Get in touch.

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Emerson Beckett is new to the publishing world. As an avid sports fan and lover of well-written M/M romance books, Emerson loves her new career as an author of gay romance. It’s even more fulfilling for her when she can combine the two.

The journey to becoming an author started with an idea while reading on the sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in Emerson using those teacher skills to edit novels for three phenomenal MM romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write a book series with one of the most genuine and kindest people she’s ever had the pleasure of knowing- Rheland Richmond.

Emerson is the co-author of The Package Deal Series, which includes The Quarterback Keeper, Pass Interference, Unnecessary Roughness, Two-Point Conversion, and three more upcoming books in the series. She will release her first solo novel in late spring 2023.

Besides being a retired teacher and author, Emerson lives in North Carolina and has been married to the same man for 32 years. She is the mother of three beautiful adults, one of whom is proudly part of the LGBTQ Community and completely responsible for her addiction to MM Romance. Even though the kids no longer live at home, they filled the empty nest with an Australian Shepherd, three cats, and a cute bunny rabbit.

Emerson would love to hear from her readers. So if you get a chance… Get in touch.

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Annabelle brings a ghostly twist to her magical Christmas romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As the seasons turn and we enter the Winter quarter of the year, I always feel there’s magic in the air.

The veil between the here and the otherworld that our ancestors believed in gets thinner and you really can believe that anything can happen.

This is the feel which Annabelle Jacobs brings to this wonderful Christmas set romance between an unlikely pairing but two men who just get each other.

Dylan first bumps into Gareth when he’s in a cafe collecting coffees and his Achilles tendon pops. As he’s struggling, the older man comes to his rescue and offers to drive him to the hospital. There’s an instant attraction but the moment passes.

So it comes as a massive surprise to both when they meet again as Dylan heads down to Cornwall to rehabilitate from his injury with his best mate who’s heading to work at his uncle’s cottage.

From the off there’s something just a little bit magical about this part of the world, the small village on the coast has happily embraced Gareth, who is a veterinarian, and his next door neighbour Kitty has provided him with gossip, baked goods, and a bit of mothering since his arrival.

The sparks between them are just as strong when they meet again, there’s a brief moment of oh god you’re my best mate’s uncle/nephew’s best mate dithering before they settle into a friendship that isn’t looking like it’s going to go anywhere.

Until we get to that element of otherworldly I mentioned earlier in the form of Agatha, the sweet old lady who used to live in the cottage and who is still sticking around as an unseen ghostly presence to keep giving them the nudges they need!

It sounds like it shouldn’t work, but the ghostly interventions are some of the funniest parts of the book and also ones which bring a huge smile.

***SPOILER-ISH***

Dylan and Gareth are locked in the bathroom together, Agatha helps Dylan find an abandoned kitten, she repeatedly expresses her discontent that they’re not snogging by banging doors, moving things and rattling drawers.

***ENDS***

As Gareth’s house renovations continue and the time that Dylan has to spend recovering from his injury grows shorter, they grow closer and it becomes increasingly clear they have the potential for something truly special.

I won’t give away any more of the moments which give this festive romance its wonderfully magical and somewhat spooky atmosphere except to say the scene on Christmas Eve is just utterly gorgeous and I can’t wait for everyone else to fall in love with the two men, the setting and their happy ever after.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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